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All Clear


We went to the surgeon this morning, a friend’s husband, and his bedside manner was exactly how everyone said it would be – perfect!  He was 100% prepped, explained what this most likely was, and said, “I’m a black and white guy, and this is NOT cancer.”  I wasn’t concerned, but it was nice to hear it!  Everyone I have told about this has been in a panic and I’m glad that I can say, “it’s definitively NOT cancer.”

So what is it?

Well, it’s a 3mm mass (the size of a bee bee) that has no blood flow to it (hence, it is not a tumor and therefore, not cancer).  In all likeliness, it’s a clogged Montgomery gland and they think it may have been caused by my ramped up thyroid.  My thyroid was all out of whack in April and that can cause these things.  What also causes them is nothing whatsoever – they just happen.  The issue is if it doesn’t resolve itself on its own because they can be (and was for 3 days) very painful and cause visual distortion of the nipple.

So, we wait 6 weeks for a follow-up ultrasound to see if it’s taken care of itself.  If it has, then great.  If it hasn’t, we revisit it.  He did say that the surgery to remove it can cause the nipple and surrounding area to become permanently black, so given that, he has no interest in cutting unless necessary.

We agree.

Hottie asked all sorts of questions and this was NOT caused from running and in fact, the bras I wear reduce the likeliness of nipples becoming irritated and glands being clogged.  Who knew?

So there it is – nothing to worry about.  I’m super glad I didn’t get worked up over this.  I made that mistake with my bone tumor in 2008 (he noticed that lovely scar and asked, “what happened HERE?”) and I told myself I’d never do that again.  I didn’t even walk out of there feeling any sense of relief because I truly wasn’t worried going in.  It was just a normal doctors appointment that truly ended with a pat on the knee, a laugh, and a “see you in 6 weeks!”

Author: Courtney

Hi, there, I’m Courtney. I never planned to stay home with my kids, but I got sucked into motherhood when my first baby came into our lives after years of infertility and multiple rounds of IVF. His brother followed closely behind, something we didn’t plan on after having such a rough road with achieving parenthood the first time around. My boys are IVF cycle twins, conceived on the same day but born two years and one day apart (they were both transferred on the same day in October, but with two years between them). My boys are the best of friends and my husband is a terrific husband, father, and most importantly… friend. He fully supported my desire to stay home (“I just wanted it to be your idea and not mine, I totally want you to stay home and raise our kids!”) and encourages me in everything I do. I am a lover of projects, spreadsheets, fitness, healthy cooking and eating, crafts, selling my stuff on FB (HA!), and the outdoors. If I’m active, I’m pretty darn happy!

10 thoughts on “All Clear

  1. Great news, I’m such a worrier, I would have been panicking, it’s refreshing to see you so calm and not wasted all of your energy on worry.

  2. Wonderful! Honestly I was a little worried for you 😉

  3. This is awesome! I am thrilled that it’s nothing to be concerned about!!

  4. Great news!! I wish I had nerves of steel like you.. I needed a biopsy after my mammogram last week. Thank God it came back with no cancer cells but I do have a radial scar. MRI next week to ensure there’s nothing else and off to the surgeon in June to get it removed. I am still a wreck. Glad everything is okay 🙂

    • Good luck with all of that! I went through a really rough situation 8 years ago and that just took it out of me – I was a wreck and I just can’t panic like that anymore. Unless it’s about my kids… 😉

      I’m glad there were not cancer cells for you!

  5. Whew! So glad to get confirmation that it is nothing to worry about.

  6. I know you weren’t worried, but I was! So I’m glad that you are okay! I know that you always deal with everything so I know you’ll be fine, but it’s nice to hear you won’t have to have anything drastic done. Xx

  7. YAY! Congrats! So glad that everything is okay.

  8. Great news!! Always nice to get the all clear!

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